Companies that are subject to corporate financing (albeit as a strategic investment, acquisition target or buy-out) may be in a more mature part of their lifecycle, or may be enjoying strong growth, leading to a dramatic increase in the size of the technical team and the challenges this team faces.
For larger, more mature organisations, the Rosewood due diligence covers the spectrum of technology concerns - scalability, team evaluation, security issues, infrastructure evaluation, evaluation of the platform architecture, and development process and QA process evaluation. We use all the results of the investigation to present a holistic view of the risks and opportunities inherent in the target’s technology platforms.
In certain scenarios, the investor may wish to focus on particular aspects of the target’s platform - for example scalability or security. During the preparation phase we ensure that we understand the areas of concern for the investor, and we pay particular attention to the risks inherent in these areas.